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Online learning has presented all sorts of challenges, and the challenges were compounded by online STAAR testing. The Texas Education Agency suspended the first day of STAAR testing Tuesday after those challenges interfered with students being able to take the test — to the frustration of more than one local school district.

AUSTIN — Texas students will still have to take the STAAR test next year, but fifth and eighth grade students will be able to move on to the next grade even if they fail, Gov. Greg Abbott announced Monday.